Structuring Local Identity: Nation, Province and County in Shanxi During the 1990

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Show simple item record Goodman, David en_US 2009-12-21T03:56:00Z 2009-12-21T03:56:00Z 2002 en_US
dc.identifier 2004003081 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Goodman David 2002, 'Structuring Local Identity: Nation, Province and County in Shanxi During the 1990', Cambridge University Press, vol. 172, no. 1, pp. 837-862. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0305-7410 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract One of the more interesting aspects of politics in the People's Republic of China during the 1990s was the attempt by many provincial leaders to create a specifically provincial discourse of development that entailed the reformulation of provincial identity. Both inside and outside the People's Republic of China, provincialism has often been held to challenge the unity of the Chinese state. However, an examination of the provincial discourse of development in Shanxi during the 1990s suggests that provincial and indeed more local identity politics are more complex and finely nuanced than might at first seem to be the case. Shanxi's new provincial identity was neither exclusive nor opposed to other identities, but one of a series of multiple and overlapping identities, structured within a hierarchy of place and identity that reached down to and interacted with the more local levels of county and village, as well as up to the national level. At the same time it is clear that the appeal to localism has started to influence the ways in which provincial leaders participate in national politics. Moreover, there is some indication that the emphasis on localism may have resulted in the county and the town or city becoming more significant locales for identity formation than the province, though the consequences of this for provincial and local politics remain unclear en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.subject Shanxi (China) en
dc.title Structuring Local Identity: Nation, Province and County in Shanxi During the 1990 en_US
dc.parent The China Quarterly en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.volume 172 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Cambridge en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 837 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 862 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160805 en_US
dc.personcode 940534 en_US
dc.percentage 34 en_US Social Change en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 940534 en_US

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